A big gardening weekend ahead

You’d better get organised because this weekend coming 31 March and 1 April will see several garden related events happening in the Canberra region.

Weed Swap
When: Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April, 8.35am – 4.45pm, Cost Free
Where:Canberra Sand and Gravel, near the end of Southern Cross Drive, Belconnen or
Corkhill Brothers at the Mugga Lane Tip

Weed Swap brochure

The Australian Native Plants Society in conjunction with the ACT Parks and Conservation service will be encouraging ACT residents to remove environmental weeds and replace them with local Australian native plants. Bring the remains of your woody weeds to the recycling centres (listed above) then visit the Weed Swap stall to get your free replacement plant.

The targets include Pyracantha, Privet, Gorse, Cotoneaster, Broom, Hawthorn, Periwinkle and Honeysuckle and grasses such as Serrated Tussock, Chilean Needle Grass and African Lovegrass.

Festival of the Forests
Sunday 1 April 10.00am – 3.00pm, Cost $5 per car, parking free
Where:National Arboretum Canberra, access from the Tuggeranong Parkway


Free guided bus tours, food and culture, kite flying, tours of the new Visitors Centre (under construction), Canberra Display Garden.

Gardening Australia

Hooray, back at last the first episode of 2012 screens this Saturday, 31 March, at 6.30pm on ABC 1.

New host Costa Georgiadis, takes over from Stephen Ryan, the rest of the team are continuing this year.